Singapore Committee for UN Women Special Screening: ‘He Named Me Malala’

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The Singapore Committee for UN Women (SCUNW), in collaboration with the Malala Fund and the Hive, is screening the film ‘He Named Me Malala’ on 27th November from 6:30 pm to 9 pm as part of 16 Days of Activism*. Due to an overwhelming response, this is the third SCUNW screening. The screening will be followed by an interactive panel discussion that will provide a platform for the audience to engage in pressing issues of education, gender equality and violence against women in today’s world.

About The Film : “He Named Me Malala”

On the 9th of October 2012, Malala was attacked by a masked gunman of the Taliban terrorist group on the way home from school. A single bullet went through her head, neck and shoulder. The attack had left her unconscious and in critical condition, but Malala managed to survive the attack. This bullet did not silence her. Instead, Malala went on to become a fierce champion of women’s rights and the universal right to education.

She co-founded the Malala Fund so as to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls’ education and to empower young girls to speak out against social injustices. For her efforts, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest ever recipient of the prize. Her birthday, 12th of July, was declared as Malala Day by the United Nations, in order to honour Malala and to raise awareness about the right to education, especially for young girls.

Screening Details:

Date: 27th. November 2017
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 SGT
Venue: The Hive @ Kallang
RSVP – http://malalascreening.peatix.com/
Registration starts at 6:30 pm

 

*About the 16 Days of Activism:
The 16 Days of Activism, held between 25th of November, (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10th of December, (Human Rights Day), is an annual initiative that aims to end violence against women and girls around the world.

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